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Sun., Feb. 9, 2014, midnight

Author Kerry Schafer - Book signing of the local author’s new fantasy novel, “Wakeworld.” The story tells of two powerful people, each convinced that they are the last of their magical kind. Today, 1-3 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

“UbuWeb: What Is It?” - Gonzaga University’s Visiting Scholars Lecture Series presents Kenneth Goldsmith, author, conceptual artist, and the Museum of Modern Art’s first poet laureate for a lecture at 1:10 p.m. in the Jundt Art Center, Room 110. His book “Seven American Deaths and Disasters” creates prose poems that encapsulates seven major moments in recent U.S. history. At 7 p.m., he will read poetry from his book in the Jepson Center’s Wolff Auditorium. Monday, Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave. Free. (509) 313-6681.

“Early Books That Changed How We See the World” - The exhibit features rare books which date from 1493 to 1913, and represent key moments in scientific history. During February, hours are Tuesdays, 1-8 p.m.; Wednesdays, Fridays-Saturdays, 1-6 p.m.; and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; closed Sundays-Mondays. Downtown Library, Northwest Room, second floor, 906 W. Main Ave. (509) 444-5338.

Auntie’s Morning Book Group - Discussion of “Quiet” by Susan Cain. Tuesday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

The Heart of Spirituality: Book Discussion Series - The six-part series continues with “When Bad Things Happen to Good People,” by Harold Kushner. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5386.

Auntie’s Evening Book Group - Discussion of “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Valentine’s Day Storytime and Craft - Come hear some stories about Valentine’s Day and make a gift you can give to someone special. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Lunchtime Book Group – An informal, brown bag lunch and book discussion of “When Women Were Birds” written by Terry Tempest Williams. Wednesday, noon, Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave., meeting room 1B. (509) 444-5307.

An Evening of Prose and Poetry - Beacon Hill Reading Series with authors Tim Greenup, Melissa Huggins and Bruce Holbert. Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Spokane Community College, Hagan Foundation Center for the Humanities, 1810 N. Greene St. Free. (509) 533-7045.

North Spokane Library Book Club – Discussion of “The Violinist’s Thumb” by Sam Kean. Wednesday, 7 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.

PNBA Book Award for Jess Walter - Award ceremony for Walter’s “We Live in Water,” a recipient of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association 2014 Book Award. Walter will give a reading and book signing. There will also be guest speakers and beverages from Sante. Thursday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Poet J. Allyn Rosser - Reading, discussion and signing of Rosser’s third poetry collection, “Foiled Again: Poems,” about the bafflement, loneliness and love that constitutes human experience. Friday, 7:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Auntie Jannie’s Valentine’s Storytime - Valentine’s Day is one special day to hear wonderful stories. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Author Jim Roloff - Signing of “Mending God’s Creatures,” a work about how the life of a veterinarian can be a real adventure. Saturday, noon, Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Author Angelina Jensen - Signing of Jensen’s debut novel “On the Far Side of Dreams,” about a woman who is tormented by a man who can alter her thoughts. Saturday, 2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

PNBA Book Award for Robert Wrigley - A reading and signing of Wrigley’s “The Anatomy of Melancholy and Other Poems,” winner of a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association 2014 Book Award. Saturday, 7 p.m., BookPeople, 521 S. Main St., Moscow. Free. (208) 882-2669.


 

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